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Not sure what to do with your holiday gift cards? We have some ideas!

A lot of us will probably have given (and hopefully received!) gift cards for Christmas, whether it’s a last-minute Secret Santa surprise or a trusted department store card for the friend who has everything. By the time the new year rolls around, many of us are probably finding ourselves wondering what to do with our gifted dollars. Never fear, we have some ideas! If you haven’t already thought about what it is you’d like to purchase, why not think about getting your backyard ready for spring?

 

Get Your Backyard Ready for Spring 

You’ll no doubt already be looking forward to those longer, lighter days again, and what better way to prepare than by treating yourself to some exciting additions to your outdoor space. From stunning cabanas to essential accessories, the dark depths of winter are often a good time to start planning and preparing for your best backyard yet. Why not make a ‘to do’ list for your outdoor area and then use your gift cards to get those jobs underway? Plus, it means you’ll have something you can really look forward to when spring rolls round. 

 

New Year, New Backyard

If you’ve been given a gift card for your favorite outdoor store or have been lucky enough to receive one for Backyard Discovery, the best way to instantly transform your space is to invest in a solid and sturdy outdoor structure that will stand the test of time and add that ‘wow’ factor to your outdoor area.  

A high-quality outdoor structure is typically made from wood using a type of timber that will weather well and boast a solid, safe build. Take a look at the best types of timber for outdoor structures here. 

The type of outdoor structure you choose will likely be based on who you’re buying it for (with any luck, it’s you!). Here at Backyard Discovery, we have a stunning selection of outdoor structures available that are suited to both adults and kids, ranging from the sleek poolside pergola to the awe-inspiring swing set that will provide hours of fun. 

 

Get the Job Done 

After months of being stuck indoors, perhaps with an added dose of winter blues, it’s likely that we’ll all be ready to get out into our backyards again, so now is the perfect time to get stuck into those odd jobs you’ve been putting off for too long. 

From giving the deck a new coat of oil to tidying your chaotic garden shed with some efficient storage solutions, there’s plenty of ways you can spend your gift cards on getting your backyard ready for spring. If you’re stuck for inspiration, this guide features some awesome ideas on how to prepare your outdoor area, including some DIY projects that are sure to distract you from your January blues.

 

Add Some Accessories 

If you have already ticked off the jobs or have a low-maintenance backyard, you can still treat your outdoor space to some TLC by adding accessories or outdoor seating so that you can look forward to those warm spring afternoons and long summer days. 

You could create an entertaining area with weather-proof furniture, enjoy a chill-out zone with a hammock, or splash the cash on that impressive BBQ you’ve been eyeing up. 

 

Bring on the ‘wow’ Factor: Feature Ideas for Your Backyard

Already dreading how dull and lifeless your outdoor space is going to look after the winter months? Think about adding a little something exciting to spruce things up. A water feature will not only look beautiful but will also add a sensory experience to your space, allowing you to enjoy the relaxing sound of a bubbling brook or trickling fountain. Available in all sorts of shapes, sizes and designs, a water feature can turn even the smallest of spaces into a serene sanctuary. 

A fire pit could also be a great way to spend any gift card, and will allow you to enjoy time spent outside even during those early spring evenings when there might still be a chill in the air.


Spend your gift cards with Backyard Discovery right here.

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